Aim to help people travel around town during Christmas
Wimbledon will be spared from road and tram works over the seasonal period to help festive travellers.
Merton Council has organised for major scheduled roadworks in Merton town centres to be suspended from today until Monday 5 January to ease congestion as much as possible during the festive season.
The suspension will apply to all works carried out by utility companies in town centres. Emergency roadworks in Plough Lane will have to continue until December 12.
And with the threat of the tram service not running to Wimbledon for the first weekend of December, Love Wimbledon have worked with Tramlink and announced that there will be no disruption to service - the trams will be running throughout December into Wimbledon station as normal.
They say the works are part of the longer term strategy to increase the amount of trams into Wimbledon, and it will now start in January.
Merton's cabinet member for environmental sustainability and regeneration, Councillor Andrew Judge, said: "Suspending major scheduled roadworks for five weeks during the Christmas period makes life easier for residents and keeps Merton's roads moving. We know how busy roads can get during the festive season and stopping these works will encourage more people to visit town centres and do their Christmas shopping at local businesses."
But Wimbledon's weekend rail services are to be cancelled for the first two months of next year. For more information: Click here.
November 27, 2014